Posted by: Alastair Rosie | May 31, 2014

What was life like in 1297?


When someone mentions 1297 and Scotland in the same sentence we immediately think of the Battle of Stirling Bridge and overlook the stories of the common folk who lived then. Recently I caught up with Dr. Catriona MacGregor at the Woolpack Inn (pictured). Catriona was born in 1285 and now works out at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow. For the first twelve years of her life she lived at Tillicoultry, known as Westertoun then. A petite, quietly spoken redhead with a welcoming smile and well-developed sense of humour, she seems the antithesis of the vampire, something she claims is quite deliberate. Read more…




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